As an experienced New Jersey Child Custody Attorney I am often asked about legal and residential custody. In New Jersey there are two types of custody; there’s legal and residential custody. Legal custody refers to who makes the major decisions on behalf of the children or child. Sole legal custody means that the person granted custody is the only person that can make those major decisions and does not need the input or guidance of the other parent. Joint legal custody means that the two parents are to consult and discuss on every single major decision effecting the children, including health, education, welfare, and whatever is in the best interest for the child.
Are you going through a divorce and want to know more about legal and residential custody? If so, contact the experienced New Jersey Child Custody Attorney Carrie Schultz.